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Pre-Professional Education

​​Pre-Professional Education (PPE) in NHG

Pre-Professional Education in NHG

Believing that investing in the current and future generations of healthcare professionals is the way forward, NHG is committed to providing quality health professions education and clinical training to our learners from post-secondary education institutions who are pursuing a career in the following professions: Allied Health, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy.

Clinical Training and Learning in NHG

During their time with us, our learners will:

  • Acquire strong foundations in clinical skills and knowledge that would prepare them to be competent healthcare professionals when they graduate. They gain wide clinical exposure from the diversity of our institutions and its facilities; interaction with our large patient population; and mentorship of our experienced clinical educators.
  • Learn how to collaborate in an inter-professional environment, because we believe that fostering collaborative, multidisciplinary, inter-professional teams is key to ensuring quality patient care. Learners have the opportunity to learn, train and grow together with fellow learners and healthcare professionals from different disciplines.
  • Realise their potential and aspirations, through the guidance of our nurturing clinical educators who support them in identifying and addressing their learning needs, and provide them with ample learning opportunities.

Dynamic Training Curriculum

We are constantly fine-tuning our training curriculum and methods to better cater to our learners, and to remain relevant in the ever-evolving healthcare landscape. We gather feedback from our students at the end of their clinical postings/placements, to review, refine and improve our curriculum, and in alignment with the learning outcomes as desired by their schools.

Strong Support Structure

Recognising that learners may feel overwhelmed in a new, unfamiliar and complex setting during their clinical postings/placements, we have formal orientation programmes that would ease our learners into the clinical learning and training environment. Learners also receive appropriate support such as training and education resources, access to our diverse facilities, and nurturing educators that would further enrich their clinical learning experience.

Our Education Directors

Our team of institution Education Directors works closely with the Cluster Education Director (Pre-Professional Education) to reinforce NHG's teaching culture and values, and align Pre-Professional Education (PPE) training objectives with NHG's direction for healthcare. They also ensure that our clinical educators and faculty are constantly updated with the latest clinical skills and knowledge, and receive ample support and opportunities for professional growth that would further enhance and improve PPE training in NHG.

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A/Prof Wong Teck Yee
Cluster Education Director (PPE), NHG

Institution Education Directors:


A/Prof Sim Kang
Institute of Mental Health (IMH)

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A/Prof Yip Chee Chew
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH)

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Dr Darren Seah
National Healthcare Group Polyclinics (NHGP) 


A/Prof Steven Thng
National Skin Centre (NSC)

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A/Prof Faith Chia
Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH)

A/Prof Koh Kwong Fah
Woodlands Health (WH)

To learn more about PPE training in our institutions, please visit the respective institution websites:

Principal Clinical Training Partner

As the principal clinical training partner for the Nanyang Technological University Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine), NHG is committed to play a key role in shaping a new generation of doctors, well-trained to care for Singaporeans and future healthcare needs of the population.

Our clinician educators from across NHG also play an integral role in the development and implementation of LKCMedicine’s innovative curriculum which stresses on team-based learning and patient-centred care. The school graduated its inaugural cohort of 52 students in July 2018, and it now welcomes 150 or more aspiring young doctors each year.

Follow the link to learn more about NTU LKCMedicine:


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